Birmingham City Council, District 5
Name: Dorothea Crosby
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Judicial assistant, state of Alabama, 2006-2013; corporate security, Compass Bank, 2004-2006; investment operation processor, Compass Bank, 2002-2004; customer service representative, Compass Bank, 2000-2002; customer service representative, Alabama Power, 1997-2000; telephone service representative, Sitel Corporation, 1998-1998; cashier, Birmingham Parking Authority, 1996-1997; hospital aid/darkroom technician, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1989-1996
Civic experience: Volunteer, Children’s Village; volunteer, Habitat for Humanity; volunteer, pre-K program, Birmingham City Schools.
Education: Attended Southern Junior College, 1980-1981; Graduated A.H. Parker High School, 1976-1980.
Top contributors: Frank Haywood, $200 in-kind; Maston Evans Jr., $200; Season Sports Bar and Grill, $200; Dorothy Crosby, $150.
Main issues: If elected, Crosby plans to prioritize community safety, education and affordable housing. To do so, she plans to partner with the Birmingham Police Department to explore crime reduction initiatives and to improve community relations, to work with leadership in the Public Works Department to implement a strategic scheduling system to eliminate overgrown lots in District 5, and to partner with area colleges to create programs that enable individuals to improve their job marketability.